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Every eight minutes, the American Red Cross brings help and hope to people in need, thanks to heroes like you. Whether you donate funds, donate blood or volunteer, we depend on your support to make a difference in communities across the country.

Each year, the president of the United States proclaims March "Red Cross Month.” We use this month as a chance to honor and celebrate the everyday heroes who help us fulfill our mission. This March, we encourage you to uncover your inner hero. Choose one or more of the options below. Be a hero today!

This March We Encourage You to Uncover Your Inner Hero

Choose one or more of the options below. Be a hero today!

About Red Cross Month

I request that during that month (March) our people rededicate themselves to the splendid aims and activities of the Red Cross.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt - first Presidential Proclamation of March as
Red Cross Month, 1943
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Red Cross Month
Presidential Proclamation

Since WWII, every president has designated March as Red Cross Month.

Read the 2017 Presidential Proclamation

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Did You Know?

The American Red Cross is a charitable organization, not a government agency. It depends on volunteers and the generosity of people like you to perform our mission.

More About Our Mission

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An average of 91 cents of every dollar the American Red Cross spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs. Everything we do depends on the needs of the people that we serve.

Where Your Money Goes

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The American Red Cross is part of the world's largest volunteer network found in 187 countries.

Learn More About the Global Red Cross Network

Our Red Cross Month Corporate Supporter

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At Wawa, one of our most time-honored and important partnerships is the one we share with the American Red Cross. In fact, for more than 20 years, we’ve been proud to support the critical work of the Red Cross through blood drives and a variety of in-store fundraising activities, events, and donations. From raising and providing funds for disaster relief to staffing blood drives with Wawa volunteers, the Wawa family works to make this meaningful collaboration stronger each year. Now in 2017, through The Wawa Foundation, we’re thrilled that our support has the potential to have greater reach and impact. In addition to Wawa’s annual blood drives, from February 27 through April 16, The Wawa Foundation will be dedicating a portion of in-store charity collections to the Red Cross, during which time the Red Cross will be featured on Wawa coffee clutches. At Wawa, we play many important roles in our communities, and our partnership with the Red Cross is one of the critical ways in which we connect at a deeper level with our customers and with the communities that we serve.